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Calf Health Problems

Calf health problems are common as young calves are vulnerable to a range of diseases, but careful management can prevent unnecessary mortality and detect treatable issues early. Using basic care practices daily can reduce calf illness and death on the farm. This will ensure that they can enter the milking herd quickly, and become strong, healthy and high-producing cows.
Ensuring that the calf receives an adequate mineral and nutrition plan pre-and post-birth is a best practice approach to ensuring optimal calf health. Other factors to consider include; maintaining a clean environment, detecting and treating illnesses early and minimising any stressors to the calf. Some common calf health problems include:

Preventing Cow Calving problems

There is a broad range of measures to follow to prevent calf health problems that are fundamental to maintaining optimal calf health during the period from birth to weaning. As always, prevention is better than cure, particularly in limiting the need for subsequent intervention and treatment. Newborn calves are sensitive to gastrointestinal and respiratory issues, so managing calf health early will protect them from future ailments.

Keep calves dry, sheltered and free from stress as much as possible. Recognise any stressors on the farm and minimise these if possible. Allow the calf to develop their own immunity before exposing them to the rest of the herd – minimising exposure to any disease at this early stage is crucial.

An important factor in developing this immunity is ensuring that they are well-nourished. Ensure the calf receives adequate colostrum and supplement their diet with minerals where appropriate.

Calf Health Treatments

The TERRA NutriTECH system helps deliver precisely what the herd needs each day. Key Minerals can be dosed separately, and all systems dose accurately as they monitor water consumption patterns. This precision increases animal health and helps farms become more profitable, reduce waste, lower emissions, and reduce labour.

Mineral Solutions

TERRA NutriTECH works hard to ensure that all our mineral solutions are manufactured to the highest standards and quality to ensure that your animals get the minerals they need when they need them. TERRA NutriTECH’s trademarked Blendbio technique ensures quality stable minerals are blended with high bioavailability. All raw material and final blends are constantly tested to ensure the highest quality standards and are fully certified by the Department of Agriculture and Bord Bia. Aura Calf is a natural supplement for calves, that can help prevent issues and maximise thrive in young calves.

Mineral Solutions

TERRA NutriTECH works hard to ensure that all our mineral solutions are manufactured to the highest standards and quality to ensure that your animals get the minerals they need when they need them. TERRA NutriTECH’s trademarked Blendbio technique ensures quality stable minerals are blended with high bioavailability. All raw material and final blends are constantly tested to ensure the highest quality standards and are fully certified by the Department of Agriculture and Bord Bia. Aura Calf is a natural supplement for calves, that can help prevent issues and maximise thrive in young calves.

*Always seek nutritional advice about the best way to treat and control specific problems on your farm.

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What our
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My calves are thriving better, and have no issues with scour

T. Stack, Co Kerry

Using ‘Aura Calf’ my calves are definitely healthier. They are the best they have ever been.

P O’Connell, Co Limerick

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